Posts Tagged ‘student loans’


Hiding Between the Lines in the Award Letter

It’s financial aid award season. Students and parents have either received or will soon receive the award from the colleges that offered admission. How will this aid factor in to your student’s final decision? But lurking between the lines in these award letters are some practices colleges use when offering admission and financial aid. Colleges […]

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The Scary Truth About Student Loan Borrowers

Earlier this month, LendEDU, a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinancing, decided to survey college student loan borrowers at a nearby college to see how much they knew about their student loan debt. Over the course of a couple days of surveying they confirmed their suspicions. Most of our nation’s current college students […]

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5 Tips to Avoid Debt After Graduation

  According to US News, graduates from the class of 2013 averaged just under $30,000 in student loan debt. This is a lot of money considering the average graduate from that same class had a starting salary of just around $45,000. While it may seem like an impossible task to pay back these loans, if […]

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Wednesday’s Parent: Avoiding Student Loans

  As students begin applying to colleges, and juniors begin narrowing down their college choices, consider that there are many options available that allow your student to attend college for free (or almost free), excluding expenses like books, fees, and possibly room and board. But free tuition is nothing to scoff at. Many of these […]

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Understanding Federal Student Loans

  The FAFSA, based upon my 12 years of experience in working with college-bound high school students and their families, is a document that elicits terror and confusion. However, it really doesn’t have to be this way. I tell parents that the FAFSA really is simply an admission ticket to be considered for a wide […]

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5 Things you need to know about student loans

  Sign up for my FREE parent tips email and get my FREE Ebook on college financing! Most parents would prefer that students enter college on a full scholarship. The harsh reality is that few students do. How do you make up the difference? Students and parents take out loans. Student loans are usually a part of most financial […]

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Get the 411 on Student Loans

The day a son or daughter receives his/her college acceptance letter is one filled with joy and celebration.  The day that parents have to sit down with their children to choose student loans is not.  Selecting a student loan is often an intimidating process: not only are there so many options out there, but it […]

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Taking on student loans the smart way

  The May 1st college deadline is quickly approaching and parents and students are making decisions about financial aid packages. Most likely, those packages will include some form of student loans–either Stafford or Perkins. Colleges also provide parents and students with private loan options to supplement the government aid when necessary. No one wants to […]

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Should you co-sign on a student loan?

  As a parent, you probably want to do anything within your power to make your child’s dream of college come true. Hopefully you’ve saved up enough money to help them afford tuition, but that college fund may not stretch nearly as far as you once thought it would. Tuition rates continue to rise and […]

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Thinking about student loans?

As college bound teens are thinking about college social life, and perhaps their preferred courses and the subjects that motivate them, parents are often thinking about how to afford the combined costs of tutoring, accommodation, food and study materials. Student loans are usually part of the funding equation and it pays to do some investigating […]

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